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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 4 Hansard (5 April) . . Page.. 1328..


MR SPEAKER: Order, members!

MS GALLAGHER: I note that little laugh, that little chortle—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Ms Gallagher, let us stick with the substance of the question, thank you.

MS GALLAGHER: It would be interesting to know how long Mr Hanson has had the report for—these very serious issues that he has decided to drip feed out to the community in a way without context and without—

MR SPEAKER: Ms Gallagher, the question, thank you.

MS GALLAGHER: I think it is very irresponsible, to be honest, and it is obviously not the shadow health spokesperson talking when he makes these claims.

Mr Seselja: On a point of order, Mr Speaker, the minister is not complying with your ruling. You have asked her to be relevant. This is not relevant and she should stick to the question which was asked, which was about front-line staff.

Mr Stanhope: On the point of order, Mr Speaker. You have also advised every single member of the opposition just about by now to stop interjecting. They continue to interject. So in the spirit of Ms Seselja's point of order, I think first and foremost you need to control the opposition. You have asked them repeatedly to stop interjecting. They ignore you completely. In the context of your rulings, I would suggest you start at the start and enforce those that you make in relation to the opposition.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you. Further questions without notice. Mr Doszpot.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—drugs

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Attorney-General. Attorney, the Burnet report states:

The findings of this evaluation demonstrate that supply reduction activities conducted at the AMC are not halting the flow of drugs into the AMC but simply intermittently interrupting that flow.

Why are the policies currently in place ineffective in reducing the amount of drugs entering the jail?

MR CORBELL: The only thing that is exceptional about this debate is the naivete of those opposite, who continue to assert that drugs should not be, and it is surprising that drugs are, in the prison.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members!


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